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ʻaki Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt., To take a nip and let go, snap; to nibble, as fish; to bite off the bark of sugar cane to heal, as a wound; to scar over; sharp recurring pain, as in head or stomach. Figuratively, to attack, taunt, malign, snap at; slander (Hal. 50.20); backbiter (Roma 1.30).

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌpū ʻaki, severe stomach-ache.
    • ʻAki ka nuku, to press the lips tightly together.
    • Pēlā e lilo ai ia i mea i hōʻino ʻia ai, i mea e ʻaki ai (Ezek. 5.15), so it shall be a reproach and a taunt.
  • References:
    • PNP kati.

2. n., Height, tip, top (preceded by ke).

  • Examples:
    • Kū i ke ʻaki, to stand at the top [to have success].

3. n., Pillow.

4. n., Block on which a canoe is placed on the shore.

5. vs., Filled, as a canoe with waves.

6. Same as ʻakiʻaki #2, a rush.

  • References:
    • KL. line 66.

Tags: preceded by ke

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ʻAki Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land division, Lahaina qd., Maui.

* Pronunciation and meaning are uncertain.

Tags: Maui

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